New trainee grant awarded to the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
A newly awarded grant, Post-Baccalaureate Breast Cancer Disparities Epidemiology Research Training Program (08/2009-07/2011), funded for $269,937 through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is a training program designed to transition trainees to mentored dissertation and post-doctoral research focused on breast cancer. It will provide trainees with an opportunity for hands-on involvement in epidemiologic research, including data collection, laboratory assay techniques and data analysis. It will help to fund and train three doctoral students in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health to become new epidemiologists with the skills necessary to conduct translational research. It is specifically designed to help trainees build the critical skills needed to address disparities in breast cancer research with emphasis on racial/ethnic, socioeconomic status, and geographic differences. The program is led by Drs. Kathy Baumgartner and Richard Baumgartner.